Board of Trustees - Trustee Vacancies

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Cumbernauld (On site)
  • Closing 28th April 2024


  • Advertised from 3rd April 2024

Role

About Us

Cumbernauld and District Women’s Aid (CADWA) SCIO is a voluntary organisation based in Cumbernauld providing a confidential service offering valuable information, support and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse in the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Stepps, Moodiesburn, Chryston, Mount Ellen and Gartcosh areas. CADWA also campaigns to raise awareness of domestic abuse and supports other domestic and sexual violence services throughout the area. Referrals mainly come from Social Work, educational professionals and Housing in addition to self referrals.

As a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Cumbernauld and District Women’s Aid is controlled by an independent, voluntary Board of Directors drawn from the local community and is also accountable to funders including Scottish Government.

Cumbernauld and District Women’s Aid is a member of Scottish Women’s Aid and works in partnership with other Women’s Aid organisations throughout Great Britain to maintain an “open door” policy which allows women to access Refuges in any part of the country if they feel the need to move out of their local area.

We believe in equality of all people regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation or ability. We BELIEVE all women and children who come to us for support. We believe women and children have a right to live free from all forms of violence and abuse and that society has a duty to recognise and defend this right. Domestic violence is a violation of human rights.

Board currently has 6 members but can have a maximum of 9.

About the Role

CADWA is looking for up to 4 committed women with a strong background in one or more of the following areas to join the Board as Trustees guiding the strategic direction of the organisation.

  • Finance, Fundraising,
  • Lived experience of domestic abuse or service user experience with Women’s Aid or similar organisations
  • Being a charity trustee
  • Local knowledge and connections as a resident in the area CADWA serves.

We would also welcome applications from young women and from women who may not have Board experience but who are passionate about creating a better future for those who have been affected by domestic abuse.

You do not need to be an expert on domestic abuse or other forms of violence against women, but you will need to prove that you are interested in our work, be reliable, action focussed and committed to our principles and values.

Board meetings currently take place 6 weekly during the day at our office in Cumbernauld. Where this is not possible Board members can attend by video link. The positions are voluntary but we will provide you with training and support and pay your expenses.

Cumbernauld and District Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 only women need apply

Application notes

If you are interested in becoming one of our Trustees and would like an informal chat or more information about the role please contact Anne Murray, Chair, amurray@cadwa.co.uk or Ann Landels, Consultant, alandels@cadwa.co.uk

More information on the role and responsibilities of Trustees is available from the SCVO website

To apply please send a current CV and a short supporting statement, one side A4, outlining why you would like to become a Trustee of CADWA, what you would bring to the Board and how you think you could help us meet our charitable aims.

You should email this to alandels@cadwa.co.uk by 5 p.m. on Sunday 28th April 2024.

Interviews will be held in Cumbernauld in mid May.